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Greenhouse Gas Increases Are Leading to a Faster Rate of Global Warming

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16/12/2014

According to the most recent estimates, 2014 emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), the main contributor to global climate change, are projected to be 2.5 percent higher than 2013 levels, which translates into the release of 37 billion additional tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. As negotiators wrap up their talks at the international climate conference in Lima, Peru, there is no indication that this ...

Vitalait Plant Opened by UK Ambassador & Tunisian Energy Minister

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16/12/2014

Vitalait’s cogeneration facility was opened on the 6th of December 2014 by the British Ambassador to Tunisia HMA Hamish Cowell, Tunisian Minister of Industry and Energy, Mr Kamel Ben Naceur, Mahdia Governor Mr M. Mohamed Najem Gharsalli and the Chief Executive Officer of Vitalait Mr Ali Klibi. Vitalait is a well-known household name in Tunisia, processing milk and ...

Far-reaching technology for aircraft manufacture that pollutes less

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11/12/2014

Cutting the environmental costs of aero-engine parts manufacturing, increasing freedom in their design and reducing fuel consumption and contaminating gas emissions are some of the benefits resulting from applying modern additive manufacturing techniques to the aircraft industry. In this context, IK4 R&D Alliance is participating in the ambitious European Merlin project led by the ...

DuPont Safety and Sustainability Awards – Call for Applications

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16/12/2014

Dupont has announced the call for applications for the 2015 edition of the DuPont Safety and Sustainability Awards. Do you have a successful project or initiative that has delivered enduring improvements in the safety of your workers, or the productivity or sustainability of your operations? If so, you are invited to apply. Given widespread uncertainty and increasing competition in global ...

Improved climate forecasting as TRUTHS moves closer to launch

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16/12/2014

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL), in partnership with Airbus Defence and Space, is expecting to shortly complete negotiations with the UK Space Agency (UKSA) for the award of the final contribution to funding in excess of £1.25M. This funding will move the proposed TRUTHS missiona step closer to launch, and with it the prospect of the data needed to reduce uncertainty ...

California`s New Groundwater Law Seeks To Guide Planning Without Adjudication

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12/12/2014

California's new law establishing a framework for the sustainable management of its groundwater attempts to accomplish what previously had mostly been produced through protracted litigation, a water law attorney said Dec. 4. Moreover, the Groundwater Sustainable Management Act gives local water districts the time and opportunity to develop their own plans through a public process and work toward ...

CIWM adds its voice to industry call for EU Circular Economy package to be retained

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15/12/2014

Responding to news that the EC Circular Economy Package looks set to be axed from the Commission's Work Programme for 2015, CIWM has signed a joint letter from key sector bodies expressing dismay at the decision. The letter, which calls on the UK Government, through Defra Secretary of State Liz Truss, to express official support for the package, is signed by nine leading industry organisations. ...

AQUOX® Free Flowing Grade potassium permanganate receives Kiwa certification

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16/12/2014

Carus Corporation’s AQUOX® Free Flowing Grade potassium permanganate is now Kiwa certified for use in drinking water. The Kiwa certificate declares that both the Carus product and production facility meet Kiwa’s internationally recognized hygienic requirements and quality standards. The procedure for obtaining an independent Kiwa certificate involved an extensive ...

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